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Published: 2021-10-08

The odd one in: re-diagnosis and phylogenetic placement of the Assam Day Gecko, Cnemaspis assamensis Das & Sengupta 2000 (Squamata: Gekkonidae)

Indian Institute of Science, CV Raman Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012, Karnataka, India.
Help Earth, 16, RNC Path, Lachitnagar, Guwahati 781007, Assam, India.
12/14 Vittoba Kovil, Street Lower Bazaar, Ooty—643001, Tamil Nadu, India.
IBT HUB, Arya Vidyapeeth College, Gopinath Nagar, Guwahati: 781016, Assam, India.
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377.
Western Ghats Regional Centre (WGRC), Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Calicut—673 006, Kerala, India.
Reptilia taxonomy morphology evolution north-eastern India


Herein we provide new information on Cnemaspis assamensis, the only species of Cnemaspis known from north-eastern India.  Based on five new samples, morphological parameters are described. The species was found to have pre-cloacal and femoral pores, not accounted for in the original description. Genetic assessment of the species was made using a 914 bp fragment of the ND2 mitochondrial gene and the species was recovered as the sister taxon of the C. podihuna clade from Sri Lanka.



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How to Cite

SENGUPTA, S. ., PURAKAYASTA, J. ., ANANDAN, N. ., DAS, M. ., CHAN, K. O. ., & MURTHY, C. . (2021). The odd one in: re-diagnosis and phylogenetic placement of the Assam Day Gecko, <em>Cnemaspis</em> <em>assamensis</em> Das &amp; Sengupta 2000 (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa, 5048(4), 581–593.